It helps to understand that toxins are fat soluble, meaning they are stored in our fat. This allows them to remain in our bodies for many years or decades. So, with continued daily exposure to even small amounts, the total amount of toxins in our bodies gradually increases. Toxins are also stored in the fatty tissues of animals and therefore are in the animal products we consume. Now, let's uncover the long-term effects of chemical exposure.
PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
DDT (Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane)
Phthalates (Group of synthetic chemicals)
If we consider our exposure to heavy metals, we can see the effects on the enzymes that are crucial to produce our mitochondria. Mitochondria is an organelle found in large numbers in most cells, in which the biochemical processes of respiration and energy production occur. Our body's energy is particularly sensitive to the effects of heavy metals. And finally, we'll explore the sources and results of exposure to heavy metal toxins.
Heavy Metals: Lead
We paint a dark picture, but now that you are aware of the sources of toxicity, here are steps you can take to lessen your exposure.
What You Can Do
If you are experiencing symptoms of inflammation or would like to know more about your personal exposure to toxins, call us to schedule a total toxin test to check for levels of toxin poisoning. We'll give you the resources and care you need.
Source: Hypothyroidism Type 2, Dr. Mark Starr